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Sheldon Adelson: ĎIím Basically a Social Liberalí
Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 5 2012 | Alicia Mundy

Posted on 12/09/2012 12:46:52 PM PST by WilliamIII

In a three-hour interview with The Wall Street Journal, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson excoriated President Barack Obama, Democrats and unions, as one would expect of a top donor to conservatives and Republican causes in the 2012 election.

But the billionaire, sitting with his wife Miriam, an Israel-born physician, shared political beliefs that may leave some surprised.

“Number one, I’m supporting stem-cell research,” he said, pointing to a chart of the new Adelson medical research foundation that is funding some stem-cell based science.

“I’m pro choice,” he said. Republicans are pro-life, but he and his wife are not pro-life in politics, he said.

“You can take your own religious beliefs …and live your life with your own beliefs. But to make it a portion of the government’s policies?” He shook his head.

“Abortion shouldn’t be brought up as a political issue,” he said.

Mr. Adelson continued on his list of liberal leanings.

On immigration: “I’m pro-Dream Act, I’m pro the Dream Act. My parents were immigrants to this country,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...


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1 posted on 12/09/2012 12:46:59 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

These freaks that have bought, and ruined, the GOP just need to go away ... or we need to leave them ... stat.


2 posted on 12/09/2012 12:48:28 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: WilliamIII

And he will use all his riches to destroy traditional values.


3 posted on 12/09/2012 12:49:55 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: WilliamIII

Scratch a social liberal, find a fiscal liberal.


4 posted on 12/09/2012 12:50:08 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: WilliamIII

I’ve noticed that a lot of Romney supporters have been sucking up to the Kenyan and his ‘RATS since the “election”. I don’t blame them. Chicago style politics can get pretty rough.


5 posted on 12/09/2012 12:53:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I feel sad for my once great country. We deserve everything that is about to happen to us.)
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To: WilliamIII

Romney’s sugar daddy. Figures...


6 posted on 12/09/2012 12:53:47 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: WilliamIII

No surprise to those who said so all along.

Months back he said he was funding Gingrich but expected Romney and wanted to make sure it wasn’t Santorum. He didn’t like Santorum’s stance on abortion.


7 posted on 12/09/2012 12:56:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TADSLOS

He was Newt’s sugar daddy long before he was Romney’s sugar daddy. Adelson was adamant about getting Santorum out of the picture and Newt let himself be used just long enough to prevent Rick from going head to head with Romney.


8 posted on 12/09/2012 12:57:11 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: fwdude

Exactly. Someone has to pay for the consequences of social liberalism and it always ends up being the taxpayers via socialistic programs.


9 posted on 12/09/2012 1:14:18 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: WilliamIII

He may be a sugardaddy, but he’s our sugardaddy.

We can barely keep FR alive, let alone raise serious cash.


10 posted on 12/09/2012 1:22:54 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: WilliamIII

This man is a TRAITOR. I am not using hyperbole- he wants to supplant US Citizen with illegal aliens and then pay low wages and socialize the costs

WE get to pay for HIS billions by providing everything in Espanol and FREE education and FREE medical care etc...

Adelson is WHY Romney backed off his “SELF DEPORTATION” rhetoric after beating Newt in FLA


11 posted on 12/09/2012 1:34:20 PM PST by usmc19651990. (Adelson Traitor, chik fil a,amnesty,obama,RINO, Keynesian Kenyan)
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To: fwdude

Socially liberal policy invariably encourages BEHAVIOR that requires EXPENSIVE government help

“gay” liberation gave us AIDS and HIV

Free “love” gave us unwed mothers and taxpayer funded abortion and Sex “education” in public school

DREAM Act treason costs big $$$


12 posted on 12/09/2012 1:34:52 PM PST by usmc19651990. (Adelson Traitor, chik fil a,amnesty,obama,RINO, Keynesian Kenyan)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks WilliamIII.
...casino mogul Sheldon Adelson excoriated President Barack Obama, Democrats and unions...
..."I don't think it's right that President Obama and the Democrats vote for every two-bit Indian casino proposal that comes down the pike. Other than that, I agree with them on everything, including a giant tax increase on the rich, because, you know, my actual income is pretty low, so is my wife's, and our tax rate won't change much if at all. We can afford the best tax advisers, investment advisers, and accountants."


13 posted on 12/09/2012 1:38:34 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: WilliamIII

So the WSJ finally gets around to telling us this? But the VDARE.COM website was on top of this Sheldon Adelson thing months ago. Just a plug for VDARE.COM!


14 posted on 12/09/2012 1:48:20 PM PST by River Hawk
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To: WilliamIII

“Sheldon Adelson: ‘I’m Basically a Social Liberal’”

And Koch’s are idiot libertarians like Gary Johnson and Ron Paul.

Some side that we have. It is made up of a lot of Frauds. That is why it is so hard for me to trust anyone.


15 posted on 12/09/2012 2:01:51 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: TADSLOS

He also funded Newt. I hope you are not trying to forget that he was backing Newt and was his sugar daddy when Newt should have got out of the primary. I don’t trust Newt anymore than I trust Marco Rubio. Sorry. Both love Amnesty.


16 posted on 12/09/2012 2:04:40 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: WilliamIII

Adelson started out backing more conservative candidates and then switched to Gov. Romney only after Gingrich fell out of the race. Romney was not Adelson’s favorite candidate but Adelson did back him, including significant tangible ($) help, when Romney won the nomination.
I’m never going to get 100 percent of what I want in candidates. All in all, I am very tankful to Mr. Adelson for his hard work and generous support in supporting Republican candidates trying to dislodge HusseinO.
Many of us are still smarting from the election loss. Maybe if we can avoid being too harsh in our criticisms of the Republican candidates or the people who stepped up to the plate and backed them (like Adelson), we can regroup and form a more successful campaign next time. Which is something we need to start doing right NOW, in my humble opinion. First priority: making sure Reagan’s 11th Commandment is honored so people seeking the R nomination don’t form a “circular firing squad” as they did in 2012. That’s what caused the R party to lose, not Adelson. Let’s lighten up on Adelson and others who helped us, ok? He did a whole lot more to try to help us than most of the folks you and I meet or speak with (or even many of us who are posting here today?) Thanks


17 posted on 12/09/2012 2:13:08 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: faithhopecharity

did Adelson fund Gingrich in order to knock out Santorum and clear the way for Romney? Just askin


18 posted on 12/09/2012 2:17:19 PM PST by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

i do not think so

i think Adelson backed Gingrich because he liked Gingrich for a long time

i do understand that Adelson did not want Santorum as the candidate (but then again, he did not want Romney as the candidate, either). SO, would Adelson have backed Santorum had Santorum won the nomination? My guess (and it is ONLY a guess) is yes he would have. Adelson despises HusseinO’s politics...

again, that’s just my guess of what might have happened IF...

I have no sure knowledge one way or the other


19 posted on 12/09/2012 2:29:33 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: Mozilla

Yes, I had forgotten that.


20 posted on 12/09/2012 2:32:42 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: WilliamIII
Adelson is off on his on path ~ he's rich and he hates taxes ~ even if he says he loves tax increases this guy can afford the best legal talent on the planet to make sure he doesn't have to pay any.

He's probably a lot like Doris Duke when it comes to believing in conspiracies targeting his wealth.

The big problem here is he likes dead babies ~

21 posted on 12/09/2012 2:38:42 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: TADSLOS

He was Newt’s sugar daddy well before Newt’s campaign flamed out. Google it.
His interests are:
1. Israel
2. Keeping American tax dollars flowing to Israel
3. Keeping his gambling empire growing in the US and China so he can bribe politicians to devote tax dollars to Israel.


22 posted on 12/09/2012 2:39:40 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: faithhopecharity
We had 16 known candidates. only 3 of them were lifelong Conservative Republicans. All the rest of them had some affiliation with another political party, or two!

There was no need for a circular firing squad if we'd had standards in place to keep the top of the ticket nomination in the hands of lifelong Republicans!

23 posted on 12/09/2012 2:41:19 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: fwdude

[[Scratch a social liberal, find a fiscal liberal]]

True. Fiscal conservatives/social liberals are basically secular. For the secularists, nothing is sacred — not marriage nor human life (babies) nor large families (be fruitful and multiply) nor the Ten Commandments. For secularists, unwed motherhood, child-abandoning feminism, and the decline of the work ethic are financial and education problems, not moral failings.

Since the social liberals don’t want to “preach” or provide moral leadership to our predominantly Christian country, al they do is spend more tax dollars.

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Schwarzenegger both claimed to be fiscal conservatives/social liberals yet turned out to be pretty liberal across the board. If a liberal politician does not worship God he inevitably worships big government.


24 posted on 12/09/2012 2:49:10 PM PST by heye2monn (A)
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To: muawiyah
There was no need for a circular firing squad if we'd had standards in place to keep the top of the ticket nomination in the hands of lifelong Republicans!

Such standards would mean no GOP nomination for Ronald Reagan...

25 posted on 12/09/2012 2:51:00 PM PST by Gunslingr3
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To: WilliamIII
“You can take your own religious beliefs …and live your life with your own beliefs. But to make it a portion of the government’s policies?” He shook his head. “Abortion shouldn’t be brought up as a political issue,” he said.

It would be interesting to see the reactions of liberals if you substituted "slavery" for "abortion" in that argument.

26 posted on 12/09/2012 2:52:00 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Gunslingr3

Israel benefits from some of our American tax dollars, yes, but rather than argue that here (since it is not the point of this thread), I will just cite Adelson “in his own words”... so we can be fair about this. Adelson is very open about his concern for Israel, yes. And then he goes on (at greater length) to express his concerns about Obama’s new type of Democratic party and the current Democratic party economic and tax policy positions — which he believes are a significant departure from the past, and which he believes will do great harm to America and our economy. In short, Adelson is no more a “one issue” contributor than Santorum, Gingrich, or Romney were “one issue” candidates. And at least he put his money up where his mouth is, and he worked hard for the Republican ticket, something many of our critics right now failed to do. Look, either we work together now or else we do another “circular firing squad” and lose again in 2016. 8 years of HusseinO and then 8 years of what, Hillary? Why not let’s all try to pull the oars as a team this time?


27 posted on 12/09/2012 2:56:39 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: muawiyah

good point, although I wouldn’t want to impose a “life-long” test (which would have barred, say, Ronald Reagan for sure!)

but yes, it was frustrating to see some pretty good candidates ripping each other to shreds... all HusseinO had to do was sit back and watch (and laugh)...


28 posted on 12/09/2012 2:59:06 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: faithhopecharity
Used to be a time Rinos were useful, particularly in the South. That way we had caucus partners, and with enough of them we might edge out the Democrat control of legislative houses, or city councils.

That worked for a time, then the dykes broke!

29 posted on 12/09/2012 3:05:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: faithhopecharity; Gunslingr3

Instead of “lifelong republican” we should have made the standard, “could not have left the GOP because it was to conservative”, that would have excluded Mitt Romney, who left the GOP and did not rejoin until after the Reagan Revolution and his veep’s presidency was over.


30 posted on 12/09/2012 3:08:09 PM PST by ansel12 (A.Coulter2005(truncated)Romney will never recover from his Court's create of a right to gay marriage)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Jim Robinson

I still think that JimRob and the AdminMods should have kept up the booting of Paulbots and Romney supporters... :p

Wouldn’t have made much of a difference in the last fraudulent election, but it would have cleaned up the place a bit.


31 posted on 12/09/2012 3:08:49 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Just noticed you were a chopper driver :D

My pop was one too... first time he handed my the cyclic I was 11yo (stupid on his part, but his hand was mm from his side, and made a great recovery ;))

Can fly one now, but never licensed.


32 posted on 12/09/2012 3:11:55 PM PST by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: ansel12

understood

Romney was probably no more a Republican than Obama is a Democrat... indeed, Romney’s general values were quite akin to the regular Dem party... whereas HusseinO’s are patently Marxist/Islamofascist (sort of a hybrid really) and there are tons of D party members who are very concerned and discouraged what’s happened to the D party (that it has been usurped or taken over by an extremist radical fringe, or whatever)

so both parties nominated “non-traditional candidates”
or candidates outside their “main streams”

that’s as far as I can go with this, I don’t know why or what’s happening (other than in the D party there has been some major, major funding coming in from anti-American, largely foreign, Islamicist sources... which would explain the D party problem at least in part... but this was known in 2008 and the R’s said nothing and did nothing about it... which I can’t explain, either)


33 posted on 12/09/2012 3:17:45 PM PST by faithhopecharity (--)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I remember about six months ago when a bunch of Freepers around here thought that this guy was the cat’s meow.


34 posted on 12/09/2012 3:25:29 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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